GE opens drivetrain repair lab

General Electric has opened its Global Wind Turbine Drivetrain Repair Innovation Lab in New York State that will support fast development and innovation for repairs to wind turbine gearboxes and rotors.

GE says the facility is equipped with advanced technologies, creating a lab environment to simulate and solve problems that previously had to be worked on more than 100 meters in the air and at remote sites.

Technical capabilities of the Innovation Lab include:

*Rapid prototyping tools such as 3D printers and computer numerical control machines.

*Robotic welding and advanced machining tools.

*Repair of various gearbox models and turbine generator repair.

“This is the first facility of its kind dedicated to developing repair technologies and capabilities that reduce the life cycle cost of wind turbines,” according to Log in to read complete article.

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